The U.S. is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history. More than
1,000 counties, in states stretching from Florida to Oregon and even including
Hawaii, have declared states of disaster. The drought has impacted farmlands,
water reserves and has created conditions which are conducive to disaster,
including wildfires like those which raged uncontrollably in Colorado in June
and July. Even though the fires are now relatively under control or extinguished
outright, a state of fear reigned just a few short weeks ago.
Near Colorado Springs, the Waldo Canyon Fire was a disaster of massive
proportions, consuming several thousand acres of woodlands and driving residents
and companion animals from their homes. Adding to the heartbreak, many dogs and
cats were separated from their pet parents in the fiery maelstrom.
In times of great need, however, heroes arise to help save the day. That’s why
it brings us such immense pleasure to relay the story of All Breed Rescue &
Training, an animal rescue organization that took extraordinary measures to care
for pets displaced by the Waldo Canyon Fire.